Rollator - User Manual - Independent Living Solutions

Rollator - User Manual - Independent Living Solutions
Owner’’s Operator and Maintenance Manual
Invacare Rollator
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Important information is contained in this booklet. Please read it carefully
before using your Invacare Rollator. Consult your doctor, therapist or other
qualified professional to determine if the Invacare Rollator will suit your
needs.
All information, including pricing and specifications, subject to change without prior notice. Photographs are for illustration
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purposes only & may vary from actual product. Invacare , and Yes, you can., are trademarks of Invacare Corporation. ©
2008 Invacare Corporation.
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Lifetime Limited Warranty
Your Invacare Rollator frame is warranted to be free of defects in material and
workmanship for a lifetime, for the original consumer. This device was built to precise
standards and carefully inspected prior to shipment. This Lifetime Limited Warranty is
an expression of our confidence in the material and workmanship of our products and
assures years of convenient, dependable service. In the event of a defect covered by this
warranty, we will, at our discretion, repair or replace the device. This warranty does
not cover device failure due to owner misuse, negligence, or normal wear and tear. The
warranty does not extend to non-durable components such as rubber accessories,
brakes and grips, which are subject to normal wear and tear. Non-durable components
are warranted for 6 months.
If you have a question about your Invacare product or this warranty, please call us on
1800 460 460 (Australia) or 0508 468 222 (New Zealand).
Safety Instructions
TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY IN USING THE INVACARE ROLLATOR, THE
FOLLOWING WARNINGS AND SAFETY INFORMATION AND ALL
INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED.
GENERAL WARNINGS & SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
x DO NOT use this product without first reading and understanding the
instructions contained in this booklet. If you are unable to understand the
Warnings, Cautions or Instructions, contact a healthcare professional, dealer or
technical personnel before use - otherwise serious bodily injury or product
damage may occur.
x Consult with your doctor, physical or occupational therapist, or other qualified
healthcare professional regarding the proper height adjustment for maximum
support; and correct brake activation.
x Rollators are for individual use only and are NOT to be used as a wheelchair.
Do NOT attempt to push the rollator while someone is sitting in the seat. Do
NOT self propel the rollator while seated. Serious injury to the user and/or
damage to the rollator frame or wheels may result from improper use.
All information, including pricing and specifications, subject to change without prior notice. Photographs are for illustration
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purposes only & may vary from actual product. Invacare , and Yes, you can., are trademarks of Invacare Corporation. ©
2008 Invacare Corporation.
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GENERAL WARNINGS & SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (Continued)
x Do not use the seat to transport people or objects. Do not use the seat to carry
or move anything.
x Do not sit on the rollator while it is being loaded into a vehicle or while it is
being transported in a vehicle.
x Do not exceed the maximum weight capacity (including bag contents) or serious
injury could result: Handles: 90Kg (200lbs) Seat: 112Kg (250 lbs)
x Before each use make sure the rollator frame is fully opened and in a stable
position.
x Check the brakes for proper operation. Make sure that all parts are secure and
that moving parts are in good working order.
x All wheels must be in contact with the floor at ALL TIMES. This will ensure the
rollator is properly balanced.
x Do not hang anything from the rollator handles or frame (other than the vinyl
storage bag in the original position). This may cause the rollator to tip, resulting
in bodily injury or rollator damage.
x The seat MUST be in the DOWN position when using the rollator for
ambulatory assistance.
x Do not use the seat without the backrest in place. Falls are possible if the user
leans or slides backward on the seat.
x The brakes MUST be in the locked position BEFORE using the seat.
x When using the rollator in a stationary position, the hand brakes MUST be
locked.
x Do not sit on the seat when the rollator is on an incline.
x Do not use the rollator to walk backwards, down gradients, or to climb stairs,
curbs or to go over obstacles. Serious risk of fall or injury may occur.
x Do not perform any adjustments to the rollator while it is in use.
x Only use accessories and spare parts authorized by Invacare for use with this
rollator specifically.
All information, including pricing and specifications, subject to change without prior notice. Photographs are for illustration
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purposes only & may vary from actual product. Invacare , and Yes, you can., are trademarks of Invacare Corporation. ©
2008 Invacare Corporation.
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Assembly Instructions
Note: You may wish to request a set up and operating demonstration with your local
Invacare Dealer or pharmacy.
Component List:
x
x
x
x
1 Rollator
1 vinyl storage bag
1 Backrest with push buttons
2 Height adjustment nuts and bolts
Figure 1: Assembled Rollator
Backrest Push
Buttons
Handgrips
Break Lock
Height
adjustment
screw & hand
Padded
Backrest
Adjustable
Handlebar
Break Cables
Padded Seat
Front Bar
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purposes only & may vary from actual product. Invacare , and Yes, you can., are trademarks of Invacare Corporation. ©
2008 Invacare Corporation.
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Figure 1: Assembled Rollator (continued)
1. Carefully remove the Basic Rollator and Backrest from the shipping carton. Refer
to diagram (Figure 1) as needed.
2. Examine all parts for shipping damage. DO NOT use the rollator if there is
apparent damage or if any parts are missing. If there are missing or damaged
parts, please call Invacare Customer Care toll free on 1800 460 460
(Australia) or 0508 468 222 (New Zealand).
3. To set up the rollator, hold one handlebar and push down on the seat (F) until
all four wheels are extended out and the seat is fully flat. Make sure that all four
wheels make contact with the floor and the rollator is stable in the open
position.
4. Insert the padded backrest bar (D) so that the padded portion faces the front of
the rollator. Slip the backrest bar into the brackets until the push buttons on the
bar lock into place.
5. Check to make sure all other nuts, bolts and screws are tightly fastened.
6. Check all of the wheels to see that they are in good working order and roll
freely.
All information, including pricing and specifications, subject to change without prior notice. Photographs are for illustration
®
purposes only & may vary from actual product. Invacare , and Yes, you can., are trademarks of Invacare Corporation. ©
2008 Invacare Corporation.
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Operating Instructions
OPENING / FOLDING THE ROLLATOR
Opening
Hold one handlebar and push down on the seat (F) until all four wheels are extended
out and the seat is fully flat. Before using the rollator make sure that all four wheels
make contact with the floor and the rollator is stable in the open position.
Folding
x For more compact storage, remove the backrest.
x Pull up on the strap under the seat until the rollator closes.
ADJUSTING THE POSITION OF THE HANDLEBARS
x To determine proper height, stand upright behind the rollator with shoulders
relaxed, arms hanging at your side and eyes looking straight ahead. Standing in
this position, the handgrips (A) of the rollator should be adjusted to a height,
which is even with the wrists. This will position the arms at an approximate 20º
to 30º bend when using the rollator.
x To adjust the handlebar height, remove the height adjustment hand nut and
screw from the frame (C).
x Slide the handlebars in the rollator frame until they are at the proper height and
the holes in the handlebars and frame are aligned. Place the screw through the
aligned holes in the handlebars and frame. The holes in the frame are hexagonal
in shape to accommodate the head of the screw.
x Place the washer over the screw and then apply the hand nut. Hand-tighten
firmly.
CHECKING / ADJUSTING / OPERATING THE BRAKES
x Before each use, check to make sure the brakes are working properly.
x Pulling up on the brake handles locks the wheels momentarily.
x Pushing down on the brake handles will lock the wheels in place.
All information, including pricing and specifications, subject to change without prior notice. Photographs are for illustration
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purposes only & may vary from actual product. Invacare , and Yes, you can., are trademarks of Invacare Corporation. ©
2008 Invacare Corporation.
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x To adjust the brakes, use a 10mm wrench to tighten the 10mm nut while holding
the cable-housing nut.
x Brake cables should be flush along the legs of the Rollator. Ensure excess brake
cable loops out the front of the Rollator.
Caution: After making any adjustments to the rollator brakes, you must test the brakes
before the rollator is used. See Maintenance instructions.
To Operate the Brakes
x To slow down, squeeze the brake handles up.
x To lock the brakes, push down on the brake handles until you feel or hear the
brakes click into locked position. If the brakes have been adjusted but the rear
wheels on the rollator move while the brakes are in the locked position, DO
NOT use the rollator. Please contact your Distributor, pharmacy or call our tollfree customer service number on 1800 460 460 (Australia) or 0508 468 222
(New Zealand) for returns or repairs.
x To release the brakes from the locked position, simply pull up on the brake
handles.
Using the Rollator when walking
For proper positioning and use of your rollator, imagine a line drawn across the back
of the rear wheels. Part of one foot should be slightly ahead of that line as you walk.
Using the Rollator as a Seat
x SAFETY WARNINGS: Also See General Warnings and Safety, Page 2
x Before using the seat portion of your rollator, ALWAYS lock the brakes FIRST.
x DO NOT navigate the rollator while sitting on the seat. The brakes should
always be locked when the seat is being used. Risk of fall and serious injury may
result if brakes are not locked while the user is sitting on the seat.
x DO NOT use the seat without the backrest. Falls are possible if the user leans
or slides backwards on the seat.
x DO NOT sit on the walker if the ground is sloped or uneven.
x DO NOT exceed the maximum weight capacity of 250 lbs.
x DO NOT use the rollator as a wheelchair.
All information, including pricing and specifications, subject to change without prior notice. Photographs are for illustration
®
purposes only & may vary from actual product. Invacare , and Yes, you can., are trademarks of Invacare Corporation. ©
2008 Invacare Corporation.
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Maintenance
Your Invacare Rollator should be checked periodically to ensure the brakes are
functioning properly and that all nuts and bolts are secure.
Periodically test the brakes by both walking and squeezing the brakes and by stopping,
pushing down on the brakes to a locked position, and then trying to push the walker. If
the brakes do not lock the wheels, the brakes need to be adjusted. If adjustment does
not tighten the brakes, DO NOT use the rollator.
Keep your receipt.
Contact us on 1800 460 460 (Australia) or 0508 468 222 (New Zealand) Monday
–– Friday 8.30am to 5pm if you encounter any problems or for information regarding
repairs or maintenance.
All information, including pricing and specifications, subject to change without prior notice. Photographs are for illustration
®
purposes only & may vary from actual product. Invacare , and Yes, you can., are trademarks of Invacare Corporation. ©
2008 Invacare Corporation.
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